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Akihabara Trilogy Concludes in June with "Pretty Maid Café"

by Ed Liuon April 8, 2007
Pretty Maid Café, the third and final film of the live-action Akihabara Trilogy, will be released on DVD by Central Park Media on June 12, 2007. The movie tells the tale of sad-sack Hideki, who falls for the beautiful Misaki, who works in one of the maid cafés catering to otaku in Tokyo’s Akihabara district. […]

Len Wein on Writing Simpsons and Futurama Comics

by Ed Liuon April 8, 2007
Writer Len Wein has spoken to Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his writing gig on Bongo’s Simpsons and Futurama comic books. Wein discusses how he landed the job with Bongo, beginning with a parody of his own Swamp Thing in Treehouse of Horror #11, and how he manages to translate the show’s humor to comics.

PR: Live-Action Akihabara Trilogy Concludes with "Pretty Maid Café" in June

by Ed Liuon April 5, 2007
LIVE ACTION AKIHABARA TRILOGY CONCLUDES WITH “PRETTY MAID CAFÉ” RELEASE IN JUNE Third film in series debuts on June 12, 2007 and to be priced at $19.95 SRP NEW YORK, NY (April 4, 2007)  Central Park Media announced today that Pretty Maid Café, the third installment in the Akihabara Trilogy, would be released this […]

Next Fox Animated Series Debuts Between the Ads

by Ed Liuon April 4, 2007
An article in the Boston Herald notes that the Fox Broadcasting Company will be sandwiching a new animated program in eight-second clips shown between commercials. The program is intended as a way to keep viewers entertained during the commercial breaks, which can lead to better ad rates. The clips will follow Oleg, a half-Greek, half-Lithuanian […]

Nick Reveals Secret Behind Plankton vs. Mr. Krabs on "SpongeBob SquarePants"

by Ed Liuon April 4, 2007
On Friday, April 13, 2007, Nickelodeon will finally reveal the hidden past of Plankton and Mr. Krabs, bitter rivals on SpongeBob SquarePants who were once the best of friends. SpongeBob SquarePants: Friend or Foe? will air at 8:00 PM (Eastern and Pacific) after a two-week lead-up hosted on-air, on-line at Nick.com, and on wireless platforms, […]

PR: Nickelodeon Dives Deep into the History of the Biggest Feud in Bikini Bottom

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
Nickelodeon Dives Deep into the History of the Biggest Feud in Bikini Bottom Friend or Foe? Reveals the Secret Hidden Past of Lifelong Enemies, Plankton and Mr. Krabs Live-Action Spirited Contest and Convergent On-Air/Online Event “The Friend or Foe-Down” to Take Place at the Nickelodeon Family Suites by Holiday Inn SpongeBob SquarePants Marathon Stretches from […]

PR: DreamWorks Animation Acquires "Master Mind"

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
DREAMWORKS ANIMATION ACQUIRES “MASTER MIND,” TO BE DEVELOPED AND PRODUCED WITH BEN STILLER’S RED HOUR FILMS Glendale, CA – April 3, 2007 – DreamWorks Animation today announced the acquisition of writers Alan Schoolcraft & Brent Simons’ superhero send-up “Master Mind,” which was brought to the company by Lara Breay at Red Hour Films, the production […]

"Meet the Robinsons" Tops the Charts for 3-D Openings

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
Disney’s Meet the Robinsons has set a new high for the opening weekend of a 3-D film with a $7.1 million take at the box office on 581 screens. The 3-D version of the movie brought in 28% of the film’s total box office gross for the weekend. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

Claymation Inventor Will Vinton Interviewed

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
The Daily Cross Hatch weblog has posted a 2-part interview with Will Vinton, creator of “Claymation” and currently promoting Jack Hightower, his original graphic novel published by Dark Horse Comics (part 2 and part 2). Among the topics covered in the interview are the origins and future of Jack Hightower’s comic books, Vinton’s opinions on […]

DreamWorks Acquires "Master Mind" Superhero Sendup

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
DreamWorks Animation has acquired the rights to Master Mind, a superhero spoof by Alan Schoolcraft & Brent Simons that centers on a supervillain who loses his drive after killing his superhero nemesis. Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld will produce the film through their Red Hour Films banner, and Cameron Hood and Kyle Jefferson have been […]